Tamia Holland & Demara Little
Fall has arrived and the weather is beginning to change. We transition our summer fits into warm,cozy, autumn nights. Everyone gets their screenshot fall outfit goals together and began their hunt for each individual item. But that's when it all hits you. Those Yeezys that you dream about aren’t something you’ll be able to get your hands on. That's why maintaining a budget but also appealing expensive is our goal.
ORANGE-you happy you’re alive?
If your aesthetic is cozy and fall-themed, then this is the outfit for YOU. Most people like to wear neutrals during the colder months. This outfit incorporates neutrals while still stepping out of the comfort zone with the premium satin bomber jacket orange (Boohoo.com on sale for $30.60).
Everyone loves black… and skinny jeans. In fact, when was the last time you wore bootcut jeans? The Sunset Midrise Skinny Jean (Forever21.com/in stores for $19.90)
Booties are cool, so wear some with some buckles and cutouts for a cool, edgy, western feel. (Forever21.com/in stores for $34.90)
On those sunny, warm, autumn days, sunglasses are a must Mirror Cat Eye Sunglasses (sosorella.com) .These are also great to wear for you drivers out there. They are reflective which will help the sun block out even more.
Prep in Your Step
Maroon is the primary color of fall. It’s everyone’s go-to color during the season. This Long-Sleeve Vintage Whale Heather Pocket T-Shirt from (vineyardvines.com $48) will keep you comfortable through our block scheduling.
These khakis were designed for ultimate comfort and durability. Sits low on the waist, slim through the thigh, and the leg. AEO Slim taper Extreme Flex Chino from (American Eagle Outfitters $49.95)
Fall may not be the perfect time to go boat riding… but here’s some cool boat shoes. Men’s Authentic Original Wedge Canvas (Sperry.com $44.99 ON SALE)
The Every Girl's Soul Fit:
A look that is so exquisite but simple at the same time, is wearing ALL BLACK. Since black is such a neutral color, it goes with everything .Try a black top with either a bold white letter statement, or just a black t-shirt. Then for the bottoms, you want to go with just a basic pair of leggings, sneakered with some Adidas Seeley. This outfit all totals up to $83.84 without tax.
Classic Cotton-Blend Leggings @ Forever 21 for $3.90
ADIDAS Seeley Mens Shoes @ Tilly's for $30.00
Wrangler Logo Tee @ Urban Outfitters for $19.99
Black Bomber jacket @wetseal for $29.95
The Peculiar Fit:
This next outfit will cause stares (in a good way). Let's try a neutral t-shirt something that comes across as mellow and calm .Then go with a basic pair of black jeans. You can find them anywhere trust me. To pull this outfit all together, add a black cap and finalize with some boots. This outfit totals up to $126.41 without tax.
Bullhead Denim Co. Vintage Black Stacked Skinny Jeans @Pacsun for $19.99
Stussy Baseball Cap Reflective Logo @ASOS.com for $40.00
Long T-shirt @H&M for $9.99
ASOS Chelsea Boots in Suede @ASOS.com for $56.43
Pick out your pumpkin. Rounder pumpkins for the classic person or bumpy rugged pumpkin for those up for a carving challenge. Don’t exclude the runts of the pumpkin patch, they still make cute jack-o-lanterns.
On a computer look up “pumpkin carving stencils.” You can pick something crazy or go with a classic jack-o-lantern face. When you cut out the face, make sure it fits with the size of your pumpkin.
Gather all of your materials and lay down either newspaper or an old blanket over your work station so everything stays clean.
Now that you have the face traced, start carving out all of the shapes starting with the eyes. Depending on the knife you’re using, you may have to switch to a smaller one at this point. The mouth will be the hardest part -- take your time, there is no need to rush.
Now that your pumpkin is beautifully carved, you will have to preserve it. Gather your freshly carved pumpkin, measuring cup, tablespoon measure,bleach and place in a tub.
Snapchat only allows you to send pictures to your friends until “snapchat stories” later came out in 2013. In the past year, Snapchat started to come out with fun tools like “friend emojis”, “steaks”, “trophy case”, saving pictures from snapchat to your phone, flash on your front camera, and the latest “memories” where you can upload to your story or send friends a picture from your camera roll.
12 year olds, teenagers, and parents have a snapchat account, Snapchat is a friendly account where you can see what your friends post and upload things but you can’t see any comments or get any hate comments where all your friends can see them like instagram and facebook. Once you upload a picture to your snapchat “story” none of your friends can comment on your picture saying something bad. One instagram and facebook when you upload a picture your friends can comment something rude but on snapchat you can’t comment on videos or pictures.
Snapchat is mostly known for its pictures and videos but now snap inc. is turning into a camera company. “Spectacles” are snap inc.’s newest invention You can now wear a pair of glasses and record what you're doing at the same time. With a simple touch of a button you can record up to a 30 second video and then send it to your friends. Spectacles are now priced at $130 and come in blue, red, or black. Watching videos in horizontal and vertical view has never been easier because the videos are recorded in a circle camera making it easy to see the videos in both horizontal and vertical. A charging glasses case comes with the glasses allowing wireless charging. What has yet to be said is how to buy the glasses? Is there a limited amount of glasses being sold? What material are they made of? How good is the audio quality? And are they comfortable?
Jeanine Maldonado (‘18) said she uses snapchat “ a lot!” because she thinks that snapchat is a private app compared to others since “ there are settings that you can customize it so some people can’t see your post and she’d rather use the app than other apps for that reason. One of the fun things snapchat has are friend emojis that pop up next to your friends username telling you if you are eachothers #1 best friend or just friends, Jeanine says she like that because it lets her know what her friends are up to She also loves the fact that you can upload pictures to your story from your camera roll. Something she likes about snap is “ how you get to know a person better like your friend or see what your friend is doing from a video. Maldonado has not heard of snapchat changing to snap inc. and has not heard of snap spectacles but wouldn't mind looking into buying them.
Miles Chesler (‘18) said he uses snapchat “5 hours a day” and thinks “snap is better than other social media because you send messages and pics to your friends”. Chesler likes how you can upload pictures from your camera roll because “it's easier than sending pics through imessage”. To him snap is a private app because “not everyone can see what you send” and something he doesn't like is when you get a notification if someone screenshots your message or pictures. He did not know snapchat was changing to snap inc. and didn't know about spectacles would buy them “ depending on the price”.
Tori Casolo (‘18) also uses snapchat “everyday” and prefers using snap over other apps because it is private app “ because you can add or block who you want”. “ I like how the pics and videos only stay for 24 hours” is what she likes the most about snap and with the new update she would get rid of “having to add other people’s stories to a playlist to watch it”. She did not know about spectacles but once told what they are she said she would not buy them.
Although instagram and many other apps have tried to copy snapchat most people tend to stay with snapchat and use the app for being “more private” and using it daily.
October, the month before the holidays and the influx of huge films hit the big screen that pertain to all genres. It’s also the time of the year when horror movies glut the theatres. Are any of them really that good?
Many times movie production companies will throw together a film to make back its budget or because they know they’ll make money at certain points of the year, as seen with the atrocity that was When the Bough Breaks. October is one of those golden times for horror movies. Currently in theatres this week is the sequel to the classic The Blair Witch Project, Blair Witch. As of now it’s the only true horror film in theatres. It has its share of creepy moments, albeit it takes a while to get going. Yet it has strengths, primarily in its audio, that anyone looking for a good scare will be happy.
However, only two big budget films dealing with horror will be coming out in the upcoming weeks. One is a sequel to the failure of a film Oujia that is most likely going to be a cash grab that hopefully crashes and burns so this “franchise” can die. Next comes a comedy that will be a part of Tyler Perry’s Madea series that revolves around the holiday. It’ll most likely follow Perry’s usual formula about how the titular character helps a struggling woman with additional comedic hijinks that should be there just for a cheap laugh but enjoyable all the same.
As for this week, people should look towards Deep Water Horizon if they’re looking for something truly riveting. Mark Wahlberg’s performance and how the film displays the tragic event that occurred with the oil spill’s explosion makes one grasp at how truly devastating this event was far more than any news outlet can. You will not walk out of this theatre talking. Instead you’ll feel like you were punched in the gut at how heavy this film is and the Oscar-worthy direction and portrayal it has.
If you prefer a softer, happier set of films to go view, look no further than Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and the animated family film Storks. The former provides a more mature dialogue for those who desire an adult story to follow. While it seems like a knockoff of the X-Men films, it has its own unique spin on things that’ll keep a viewer intrigued enough to feel it is worth their time. With stellar visuals and audio, the film is a beautiful thing to watch come to life as these characters display the cavalcade of diverse abilities they all have. Storks brings a family film that comes off as childish and has a slightly complex plot. Yet it is nothing but an enjoyable ride that continues the streak of fantastic animated movies this year. Generally, it is a comedy, buddies’ journey film that will have adults and kids chuckling throughout with enough heart to have everyone happy.
Many teenagers these days don't seem to find the time to clean their room because of busy schedules and with the loads of homework assigned, there just aren't enough hours in the day for something that seems so insignificant. Bmhs student Bridget (‘18) stated that “i clean my room even when i have a busy schedule i always find some time”. Here are some tips to help with cleaning your room and making time to clean your room.
Tips for cleaning your room:
1. Play some music to make the job fun.
2. Prioritize which parts of your room need cleaning.
3. Take breaks!
4. Organize accessories by having a jewelry hanger on the back of your door.
5. Have a shoe rack for shoes.
6. Don't put everything on the dresser and nightstand, everything should have its own place.
7. Clean out old clothes that are taking up space and donate them to goodwill or person to person.
8. Throw away garbage and shopping bags or anything that's not worth keeping.
9. Keep your dirty clothes off the floor and put them in a hamper as soon as you take them off.
10. Don't eat in your room. It will attract bugs and other little creatures.\
11. If you have carpeting in your room try vacuuming it once in awhile
This years big fashion fall trends are:
- Boots ( thigh-high, knee, and ankle length)
- Sweater (knit and oversized)
- Jackets (leather, bomber)
- Accessories (scarf, vest, chokers and bralettes)
- Suede skirts
- Off the shoulder and lace-up shirts
- Dark colors (orange, brown, black, green and red)
- Socks (fuzzy, thigh-high and, knee socks)
- Knit dresses
- Hats (baseball caps and floppy hats)
Taylor Livingstone (‘18) said her favorite fashion trends are oversized sweaters, leggings, fuzzy socks and booties. Livingstone gets her inspiration from pinterest and influences her fall wardrobe to be light to dark colors for fall. Taylor’s favorite stores to shop for her fall clothes are Forever 21, Brandy Melville, Pink and American Eagle. Taylor says, “I like shopping at these stores because they all have cute, comfy clothing and always have what I’m looking for”. A trend she saw this fall that she desperately wanted was a long, suede coat. Taylor states, “My outfits are definitely based on what the unpredictable weather is like that day” she continues, “Some days I’ll wear a long sleeve or some days short sleeve”. Even her makeup changes for fall! Taylor says, “I definitely wear darker makeup in the fall, definitely put on more eyeliner and darker lips like cranberry or plum colors”. Alissa Peña (‘18) says her go to fall outfit simply consists of a sweatshirt or long sleeve t- shirt with knitted socks and a vest. She loves putting the outfit together with her favorite duck boots. Erika Folgar (‘18) at McMahon is also really into fall trends. She loves scarfs, sweaters and layering. Folgar likes expressing her favorite fall outfits with booties, black jeans, and a cozy sweater. Erika’s inspiration comes from instagram, but she makes do with the clothes she already has in her closet. From summer to fall her wardrobe and makeup colors get darker. She prefers a darker lip and eyeshadow color for the perfect autumn look.
During New York Fashion week some of the big trends were: Fur jackets Bomber Jackets Ruffles Gold and Metallic Turtlenecks under dresses Off the shoulder tops Pant suits Plaid cover ups Rustic pink and yellow and tan colors Chokers
Fall fashion trends keep getting bigger and better, Women are loving it and the season has just begun.
2016 to some has been the year of the Joker and Harley Quinn. The hype of the most highly anticipated film Suicide Squad which was released in August, is about the most dangerous and popular villains in the D.C (detective comics) comic book universe and how they are recruited to become super heroes after the Enchantress takes over. But the two characters that everyone is talking about are the Joker and Harley Quinn.
These two have been pop culture icons for years, but recently people have been talking about how they’re being portrayed in Suicide Squad. Some fans of the king and queen of crime are upset that their relationship is too romantic. In the comics and the Batman Animated Series, the couple is portrayed as an abusive relationship.The Joker is seen hurting Harley physically and emotionally many times throughout the movie. ‘Warner Bros and director of Suicide Squad David Ayer decided not to portray the relationship as toxic, instead the Joker goes to great lengths to rescue Harley from prison and show his love for her.
Margot Robbie who played Harley Quinn in the film has called the relationship “toxic” and when asked if she would tell Harley to leave Joker she said yes; she can find a better love somewhere else.
Since the film was released, BMHS has become obsessed with these two mentally ill people in an abusive relationship. Meghan (‘18) stated that, “People at BMHS love them because they are a bad a** couple”. She went on to say, “I don’t think they’re glamorizing mental illness and dating abuse at all. I think it’s a great film. I loved it”. .
Khatrina (‘17) stated that “she thinks the characters are in fact glamorizing mental illness and dating abuse’.
Whether you like them or not the Joker and Harley Quinn will be around for many, many more years, especially since Warner Bros has rumored a Harley Quinn Suicide Squad film.
The Wrecks have climbed the ladder of success in a matter of three days and blown away thousands of fans. They’re the newest overnight sensation. By having a mere three days to record their EP, the guys have all been able to make their mark with this explosive first shot at the music business.
With it being less than a year since their formation, the band has quickly made its way into the minds of many people around the world. Their first single Favorite Liar has just reached over a million views on spotify. There is two other songs on the EP, I Don’t Like You and Turn It Up. Each track has its own unique sort of indie rock energy that the band is currently striving to portray themselves as.
The five members of the band, Nick Anderson (vocals), Nick Schmidt (guitar), Harrison Nussbaum (guitar), Aaron Kelley (bass) and Billy Nally (drums) all are currently located in LA and touring with another band, Nothing But Thieves. With this amount of success in less than a year, the band is certainly on its way to becoming a prominent point in some of the indie rock hearts around the country.
Their hit single, Favorite Liar, with 1,542,071 views, is definitely a huge hit. The song starts out soft and slow, quickly picking up and adding more instrumentals as the song progresses. It’s an upbeat song that makes you want to jump up and dance and sing around your room, perhaps using your hairbrush as a microphone. It’s catchy and will be spinning around your head for days after hearing.
The second track on the EP I Don’t Like You, with 71,820 views, has a slightly different vibe. All of their songs feature a very upbeat tune. This one however, starts out kinda hard and smokey. It’s a very cocky and hard sound in this track. It has a very empowering vibe that a lot of teens specifically would dig.
The final track, Turn It Up, with 63,191 views, has an even greater difference in sound than the other two previous songs. It’s still very upbeat and a song you could dance to. It’s chorus isn’t quite as catchy but is very loud and has a good beat to it.
The boys are currently still on tour and traveling across the country, Anderson has plans to write more songs this summer so stay tuned and help support these young boys dreams.
Favorite Liar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kHjDNHEU5o
I Don’t Like You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Wh6rIkVP0
Turn It Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhXLVt5kGm0
In 2013, the American Psychological Association concluded that when they conducted a survey with 1,018 teens that 31% felt overwhelmed, 30% felt sad or depressed, and 36% felt tired or fatigued. The percentage of teens who say their stress has increased in the past year is double to the percentage of teens that say their stress has declined.
High levels of stress have been connected to heart attacks, high blood pressure, depression, weight gain, fatigue, procrastination, weak immune system, and anxiety. But what benefits does relaxation have? Relaxation allows you to slow down your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, increase blood flow, allow you to make better decisions , and help the formation of new brain cells.
But how will relaxing benefit McMahon students? Tori Casolo (18’), member of the softball team, explained why you need to find a happy medium between being too stressed and too relaxed, “If you are an uptight person, not many people will like you. But if you are too relaxed, you will have people constantly walking over you.” Majority of students at McMahon can agree that school is the most stressful part of their life, and continually gets more stressful as you go up in grades. But there are some students who disagree, like Gabby Gajewski (18’), who said, “I am less stressed this year because we have more time to do homework and the days goes by quicker with block scheduling.”
Are you ready to start this school year off right? Use any one of the tips below and find your inner peace!
- Yoga- yoga helps you to have a more positive outlook on life, as well as getting a little workout in. Relax your body and mind and concentrate on your breathing. Start small and progressively make your poses harder and harder.
- Aromatherapy- oils like chamomile, tea tree, rose, eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, and lemon help to stimulate your brain. Pour a dime size amount in the palm of your hand, take a sniff and feel an instant wave of relaxation.
- Get your beauty sleep- strive to get those 8-10 hours of sleep, you’ll feel energized in the morning and ready to take on the day ahead. The more tired you are the more stress you’ll have. 30 minute naps are essential.
- Eat nutritious foods- eat your fruits and vegetables packed with natural sugars and, try to avoid processed sugar. Throw that Starbucks gold card out of the window and say “bye-bye” to caffeine.
- Don’t strive for perfection- wanting to be perfect will only make you more stressed. The goal is to relax, so sit back and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
- Take breaks- no need to cram everything into one day, space things out and take mini breaks in between activities. Food breaks are always a must.
- Plan ahead- organize, organize, organize. Make a weekly schedule and include everything from homework, extra curricular activities, chores, and showers or baths
- Do what makes you happy- if you enjoy drawing, do that. If you're more of an athletic person, take a trip to the gym or run around your neighborhood. Or simply lay down listening to music or reading a book, as long as it makes you happy.
- Laugh more- surrounding yourself with the positive energy of others will always put you in a good mood. Show off that smile because those braces cost a lot of money.
- Find your happy place- have a spot that you can go to, close the door and no one will bother you. This is your domain so fill it with what puts a smile on your face, and just be zen!
Les Miserables. Beauty and the Beast. Legally Blonde. Into the Woods. All amazingly successful productions from the Brien McMahon drama department, so what can we expect for the year of 2016-2017? Well, is “nothing” a proper answer?
Some people, especially the current members of the well known, very school involved program, were caught off guard wondering why there was an abrupt stop to the strong club.
We sat down with Mr. Frank Arcari and Mr. Scott Benson, also known as the Choir and Orchestra Directors here at McMahon to question them on why the sudden decision.
Before we get into the details about why there might not be a play this year, do you have a specific reason for doing two plays last year which contradict the previous year?
A: “Often when we do shows there are only one or two main leads. The rest are just small parts and when you have a large group of people, you wanna create opportunities for people to develop and for them to experience leadership. Legally Blonde has one main character, Elle Woods. Meanwhile, Into The Woods was more of an ensemble cast. This allowed me to get the new crop of freshman to get involved. We just happened to have the right people. Legally Blonde had a lot of small, not unimportant, but small parts, and I wanted to showcase the talent.”
B: “We like to keep as many students involved. Years past we’ve had about 100+ involved in our productions but we wanted to do these modern plays with smaller casts. When you have a cast of 12 instead of 20, then many students won’t be involved. We thought we would do two smaller musicals instead of a big one.”
How do you feel the drama department is treated in McMahon?
A: “We are a club. We’re supported by many administrators and students. From the school community and the school system as a whole, we need funding and it's bothersome that many programs in the school are funded but we’re not.”
B: “Well, people come to see us when it comes to plays. Families and students come to support their classmates. But that’s not enough because we struggle to sell tickets.”
It’s been rumored that we don’t get enough funding compared to the Sports teams at McMahon. Feelings?
A: “This is not about a Sports vs an Arts thing. Sports needs funding just as much as the Arts. Every other group got funding. Band. Sports. Drama, who supports more than 100 students, got nothing. Do I think it's fair? No. Can I do anything about it at the moment? No. Parents and students are getting frustrated because the Band students don't have to pay to play, yet we do, considering the size we have and the people we service.”
B: “It’s these false narratives that have been created where it’s the arts against the athletics. Because we’re music teachers runninrtg it, there becomes a side deal, well it’s an offshoot of a music class and they get a budget for their class, but that’s not the case. That’s where the difficulty comes in. Six years ago we had zero in the coffers, so that year we went out to the public and said that ‘we have no money to put on a show, we’d like to, but we need your help’. We raised $50,000 that year, which is great, but a show costs anywhere to 40,000 to 55,000 to do. But we managed.”
Do you think we’re going to have a play this year? If so, what are you leaning towards?
A: “I don't know if we're gonna have a play, but I always try to lean towards something that can involve all the talented students.”
What do you guys currently do to raise money? Could or should anything change?
A: “We sell ads, coupon books, we've sold coffee. We've gone to restaurants and gotten a percentage on sales. You name it, we've done it. Nothing could really change per say, it's just exhausting and takes way more time. I have to do that plus run a drama club. Do you know how many cookies cost 40,000? Of course not. I don't see anyone else doing a bake sale in order to support their program. Baking should be an addition to raise funds, not become a dependent thing for the students to worry if they're able to pull off the show or not. I'm done killing myself for these things.”
What is the Drama Department’s budget at the moment?
A: “Zero. Nothing. Talking about earlier, if we get funded $30,000, and the students want a $48,000 show, they should come up with the rest. The band gets $85,000, the Marching Bears get $90,000. They're given a per pupil allegation. The musical should be included within the music program. We're a school, we’re not professional. It takes time, money and energy. I shouldn’t have to spend money out of my own pocket.”
After more than 10 successful seasons of productions, do you want to continue in this head-strong organization?
A: “I believe we've grown past the size of one person doing too many jobs. I want to be able to hire people to help the team. I don't want to have to manage all the sides of pulling a show off. Whether it’s Technical. Fundraising. Building. The students care. We’re established. It's an enriching experience and it shouldn’t be hard to keep the program going.”
B: “Of course I’d love to stay a part of this. We have a good reputation here at McMahon for our shows and if we do something, we have to make sure we’re doing it right.”
Movies, Youtube videos, even watching your friends’ Snapchat stories, film has found its way into everyone’s daily life with everyone finding ways to enjoy the visual experiences that accompany the many forms of this art form.
Now BMHS is offering a way for those true advocates to spread their wings with their own Film club. With this club, kids who are interested in film and its many forms are now able to join and experiment with the many genres ranging from gory horror to cheesy romantic comedies.
Bushra Farook and Grace Deloe are the two girls in charge of this club. Bushra herself is a huge film lover and vastly enjoys her chance to help run this club for the students. They are both trying to tackle every aspect of being in front of the camera that they can. Whether it be filming, producing, or just plain old acting, they don’t want this club to be boring.
“Usually people like to judge it as we’re just gonna watch movies but no. That was what we did last year and people weren’t happy with that.” Says Bushra regarding what happened in the past with the club.
Watching films had quickly grown boring to those who joined as they wanted a more hands on experience. The ultimate goal for this group this year is to create two original films as a group to submit to the New Age Film Festival this upcoming spring.
The club is big on reaching the visual arts part the school is sorely lacking. There’s barely any support for the arts in general and the film portion is getting the short end of an already miniscule stick. Here Bushra believes that the film club will be a big help in helping those creative souls find an outlet to do what they’re passionate about. “That’s part of the reason why we wanted to branch out to actors in the school as well.” Bushra says. “This is more so being able to focus on both sides of the camera.”
While the club is only 2-3 years old and was originally meant for the CGS portion of BMHS, it has grown to the central school for all the students to enjoy. Currently it’s having issues finding a teacher to sponsor it, although film and media teacher Mr. Sgarlata is being considered and the two hope he can take the position. However, there’s a bright side. The previous club from last year had a mere ten people throughout the entire school year. This time around, it has tripled to thirty and that was just from the introductory meeting.
Things are looking up for this small club. They’ve started to promote themselves on both Instagram and Youtube by creating their own accounts that they plan to get going as soon as possible. Meanwhile they’re hoping for more people to come by and join their film family so that BMHS can have another element to its ever growing attributes.
Youtube Channel: BMHS Film
Go to bed when it's dark outside, wake up and still dark. The only time this doesn't occur is on weekends when students say they get their "beauty sleep". Once rare among teens, sleeping disorders are beginning long before the age of 13 according to UCLA’s health department. Doctors from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute put the recommended hours of sleep for teens between 9-10 hours. But do McMahon students receive that amount?
The National Sleep Foundation has said, “Teens who do not get enough sleep have a hard time listening, learning, concentrating, and solving problems, and studies show that only 15% of teens receive the recommended amount.” The loss of these skills make it harder to sit in math class and remember formulas or listen to a teacher give a lecture without zoning out. Not only does lack of sleep affect learning abilities, but can also impact physical changes such as, pimples and weight fluctuation. Lack of sleep won’t only break you out the day of your prom, but it can cause serious health problems as well. Studies show sleep deprivation can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes.
Keara Meyerson (17’), goalie and captain for the varsity field hockey team for the past 3 years said, “When I get less sleep I’m exhausted at school and have a hard time focusing and staying awake.” Many McMahon students play a sport, which takes up about 3 hours after school everyday, and with games you could get home around 10pm and still have piles of homework to do. Chris Druin (18’), the varsity football quarterback stated, “I get about 5 hours of sleep on school nights.” Ajax Diamandis (17’), caption for the track and field team, talked about why he stays up late and explained, “It's for a good reason. To get good grades.”
Keara Meyerson, Chris Druin, and Ajax Diamandis - Some of McMahon's top athletes daily schedules are listed below. You can see what they do hourly over the course of a regular school week.
6am: Sleeps until 6:45am
7am: - 2:15pm School
2:15pm - 3pm: Gets dressed for practice
4pm - 5pm: Practice
6pm: Gets home from practice
7pm: Talks to her mom before starting her homework
8pm: Has dinner and continues homework
9pm - 11pm: Works on college applications and does homework
12pm: Takes a shower and goes to bed
6am: Sleeps until 6:30am
7am - 2:15pm: School
2:15pm - 3pm: Practice
4pm - 6pm: Practice
7pm: Takes a shower
8pm: Has dinner
9pm: Watches football and works on homework
11pm: Finished homework and Facetimes his girlfriend
12pm: Says “goodnight” to his girlfriend and goes to sleep
6am: Wakes up, eats breakfast, and gets dressed for school
7am - 2:15pm: School
2:15pm - 3pm: Gets dressed for track and is warming up by 2:40pm by running ½ a mile
4pm: Cools down from the run and goes to weightroom
5pm; Gets home around 5:15pm and takes a shower
6pm: Has dinner with his family
7pm - 8pm: Homework
9pm: Take a break from homework, talks to family, eats an apple, and rolls out on foam roller
10pm: More homework
11pm: Brushes teeth and usually is in bed by 11:30pm